Category Archives: Security Knowledge

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 20, 2016]

Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUPs) – What you need to know.

Adware, unwanted plugins and annoying toolbars sneak onto your computer bundled in with other software you actually want. But what is a PUP? The Emsisoft team offers advice to recognize unwanted programs and practical tips on how to remove them.

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Security Knowledge [Jun, 17, 2016]

Video: Emsisoft Anti-Malware vs. PUPs

PUPs. The great minds at Emsisoft have not only researched this topic quite intensely in our latest blogpost, we also set up a video for you to review step by step how our Emsisoft Anti-Malware software can protect you from nasty PUPs. So you can now actually sit back and watch some awesome ideas how to get rid of nasty PUPs.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Jun, 15, 2016]

RAA, a new Ransomware variant using only JavaScript

While JavaScript ransomware is not a new threat, the Emsisoft team recently encountered a new ransomware variant known as RAA. Known to encrypt personal files it also goes one step further by dropping Pony malware, a known stealer of private data.

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Security Knowledge [May, 30, 2016]

Protecting your information with hard disk encryption – what you need to know

Ever wondered what you’d do if your laptop, tablet or smartphone was stolen? While the use of security software to protect you from online attacks is common, what about physical threats to your hardware?
Read here how to protect your data in the case of hardware loss…

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Security Knowledge [May, 16, 2016]

The big ‘R’: Ransomware. Why businesses and institutions are at risk and what to do about it

There is one reoccuring topic within the industry which eventually makes it into the news: Ransomware. Data blackmail is an easy way for criminal hackers to make money – with businesses being an easy target. Supermarkets, Wholesale, Petrol Stations – even hospitals are endangered and need to take the precaution of being prepared.

At Emsisoft, we take this global threat more than serious – for years. What happens if ransomware happens, how it happens and what to do before and after – we’ve taken a deeper look in behind the scenes of cyber criminality nowadays and offer solutions and advice.

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Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [May, 16, 2016]

Stay one step ahead of ransomware – Emsisoft’s Decrypter page

Ransomware attacks are all about time. Time you do not have because in this case, time is money. The victims have only one choice: Pay or lose. Or ask Emsisoft. We care about your data which is why we offer a page where we provide free decrypters for various ransomware. Check out our latest solutions for current ransomware here!

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Security Knowledge [May, 2, 2016]

Three misconceptions surrounding firewalls

There’s a common misconception that having a firewall installed is enough to protect your computer from hackers. In the old days, this might have been the case. However, nowadays, a firewall on its own will not give the average user enough protection from modern malware.

Even if you have a good firewall installed, it is entirely possible for malware to be alive and well on your computer!

Learn more about why it could be dangerous to assume a firewall will protect you.

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 21, 2016]

5 reasons many seniors are afraid of the internet (and what you can do to help)

The story of 69 year old Albert and the steep learning curve he faces in learning to access the Internet.

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Security Knowledge [Apr, 13, 2016]

Why antivirus uses so much RAM – And why that is actually a good thing!

Learn why freeing RAM doesn’t necessarily speed up your computer. In reality it’s often quite the opposite.

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Security Knowledge [Mar, 31, 2016]

Video: Meet the Emsisoft File Guard – Scanning for malware in real-time

Video: How the Emsisoft File Guard can protect your system from zipped malware, infected USB Sticks and malicious email attachments.

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Security Knowledge [Mar, 8, 2016]

Video: Emsisoft Surf Protection vs malicious hosts and phishing domains

Check out the web filtering capabilities of our Surf Protection feature, which is part of both Emsisoft Anti-Malware and Emsisoft Internet Security.

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Alerts & Outbreaks, Emsisoft Lab, Security Knowledge [Mar, 8, 2016]

A typical Skype scam attempt by a spam bot

A scam-chatbot approached our CEO via Skype and revealed some interesting facts how their business works.

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Emsisoft News, Security Knowledge [Mar, 3, 2016]

Emsisoft – the anti-malware solution professionals and enthusiasts increasingly use

According to the AV-Comparatives annual IT Security Survey, Emsisoft is now the 7th most preferred main protection solution in Europe and 9th most preferred Worldwide.

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Security Knowledge [Feb, 25, 2016]

True story: Ransomware almost destroyed their tourism company

Imagine if all of your company data – representing 10 years work – was instantly inaccessible to every single computer user in your business. It’s the stuff of nightmares, but it was all too real for a successful Australian tourism company last month.

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Security Knowledge [Feb, 17, 2016]

Behind the scenes of a free PC troubleshooting helpsite: Interview with BleepingComputer

Recommended reading! We sat together with Lawrence, the founder of BleepingComputer, to take a look behind the scenes and his motivation to spend endless hours in helping malware victims.

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Security Knowledge [Feb, 15, 2016]

Emsisoft Emergency Kit against a badly infected system

In this video we demonstrate how Emsisoft Emergency Kit can be used very effectively.

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Security Knowledge [Feb, 11, 2016]

The persistence game – a real life identity theft attempt

“I was outraged and frustrated. But I was on to them from the beginning…”

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Security Knowledge [Jan, 11, 2016]

Ransomware for Hire: 3 Steps to Keeping Your Data Safe

Learn how to keep your data from being held hostage by Ransom32, the newest ransomware.